Pentax Q7

Last Updated (14 August’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ TechRadar

Pentax Q7 is a Compact Mirrorless Camera with a 12.4MP 1/1.7″ Backlit CMOS Sensor and Fits Pentax Q-Mount Lens System. It features 3.0-inch 460k-dot LCD Monitor with AR Coating, Full 1080p HD/H.264 Video Recording, 5 fps Burst Shooting and 1/2000s Shutter, ISO Sensitivities up to 12800, In-Camera Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction, Micro HDMI Port, Built-in Pop-up Flash, including 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 Zoom Lens. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.3″ / 10.2 x 5.8 x 3.3 cm and weight 7.05 oz / 200 g with battery and memory card.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Pentax Q7 Reviews

Techradar reviews the Pentax Q7 and writes;
“the Pentax Q7 will draw a new group of people into photography, those who might have opted for a compact camera, but don’t mind paying a bit more for something that looks striking and takes better quality images.”
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Ephotozine reviews the Pentax Q7 and writes;
“Image quality is good, with excellent colour reproduction, but detail in darker areas of the images is poor, although could be improved using HDR or D-Range settings. The Q7 also comes with custom image modes and a range of digital filters so you can take creative pictures.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Pentax Q7 and writes;
“Image quality is good enough, and yes, this is more than just a toy, but there’s a multitude of better values already on the market.”
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PCMAG reviews the Pentax Q7 and writes;
“Video is recorded in QuickTime format at 1080p or 720p quality, at your choice of 30, 25, or 24 frames per second. The video is quite sharp and colorful, the audio is clear, and the Q7 is quick to refocus when recording.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

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Pentax Q7 Features

Pentax Q7 comes with an upgraded 12.4MP 1/1.7″ Backlit CMOS sensor to produce low-noise images even at high ISO sensitivities (up to 12800) in both JPEG and 12-bit RAW formats. Not only that, the camera is compatible with Pentax Q-mount lenses including the Pentax 02 Standard 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 Zoom lens. It has fast autofocus, shutter speeds up to 1/2000s and continuous shooting rates of 5 fps at full resolution to capture quick action.

Moreover, this camera allows you to record Full HD 1080p video at 24 and 30 fps with a built-in micro HDMI port enables you to view your movies on an HDTV. There is a digital filter to add effects to your images and offers interval shooting for time lapse videos. You can set the camera setting into Full manual exposure as well as Aperture and Shutter Priority modes enable true image control and a built-in pop-up flash provides extra light.

In addition, Pentax Q7 has a 3.0-inch LCD monitor with 460k-dot resolution provides image composition and playback. The images captured are stored on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards and the camera is compatible with Eye-Fi memory cards for easy transfer to Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Pentax Q7 Features:

+ In-body Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction (SR) Mechanism

+ Autofocus and Manual focus System

+ Auto and Manual Exposure

+ Capture Modes

+ Flash and Hot Shoe Mount

+ In-Camera RAW Development

+ In-Camera HDR

+ Interval Shooting Mode

+ Smart Effects and Digital Filters

+ Bokeh Control


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